Introducing the ultimate work companion, we have the best in the business, Dewalt Jobsite Site Radios helping you to work hard and rock even harder! It’s rare nowadays, to find a work site without the comradery of tradesman hard grafting to the beat of their favourite song. In all aspects of life, a little music is proven to lift our mood and often helps to get our bodies moving, this is ideal for those decorators and plasterers who may need a bit of motivation to get going first thing in the morning!
On a demanding construction site, where heavy materials are being moved and tough machinery is being operated, the standard electrical Site radio is no longer fit for the job and unlikely to last very long in these surroundings. Dust, water, falling objects and the general day-to-day commotion, demands a specialist site radio that can withstand everything a tough workplace throws at it.
Competing in an already loud environment like a warehouse or building site, where power tools, machinery or even fork-lifts are in use, a superior range of volume is paramount. Ensuring your music can still be heard over the top of other site equipment requires both high quality speakers and a decent bass frequency.
Made for the trade, dewalt only build site radios with optimum sound quality, each are certified with an IP-54 rating too; meaning they are protected from both dust and water jets.
Dewalt site radios are all built to withstand the knocks and bumps of tougher working conditions. The range is continuously growing to include both high-end radios built with ToughSystem or TSTAK cases as well as entry-level site radios for smaller budgets and those that don’t need as many technical features.
For under £100, and regarded as one the best site radios around, is the Dewalt DCR020. Thanks to the DAB+ and FM tuners, both allow you full access to analogue and digital stations.
What’s the difference between DAB and DAB+? Well, DAB+ radios are three times more efficient than standard DAB, with a greater choice of stations at a far higher audio quality.
This particular radio device is compatible with all of the Dewalt 18v XR batteries. Loyal dewalt users will have no problem getting this one going - simply by sharing their batteries from any of the existing cordless power tools.
Despite its compact size, the DCR020 is also fit for larger spaces featuring a longer length 1.8m power cord, avoiding the need for extension leads, a much better solution for those looking to reduce trip-hazards in the work place. The integral roll cage is a crucial part of the design as it’s there to protect from impact and offers brilliant sturdiness too.
As Dewalt continue to develop the power tool side of their business, their latest innovations and evolving technologies are applied to all of their product ranges. The site radio included. XR Tool Connect was first introduced in 2016 offering the user the ability to control their dewalt machines remotely from their mobile device with Bluetooth technology. To enable this function, it requires an android smart phone with the downloaded app; XR Connect.
Now, as a standard feature of the radio, there is always a USB outlet, ideal for charging up MP3 devices and most importantly your mobile phone, this will ensure you have permanent access to the app and control of your tools. For large contractors, XR Connect is a valuable tool. Real-time diagnostics of the batteries being used as well as a de-activating function to stop work, provide extra security and preserve battery life.
Recognising the strength of Bluetooth technology, this wireless feature was added to some of the newer models. No longer limited to what is playing on popular stations like Kiss.fm or Radio 1, you can sync the radio with your MP3 player or mobile device and play any music of your choice.
If charging small devices off the USB connection wasn’t enough, some of the high-end and newer dewalt Site radios also act as an independent charger for your Dewalt XR Batteries.
Premium models like the Dewalt TSTAK connect radio and Dewalt Radio ToughSystem have this functionality. Still considered as a cheap site radio, both are available for under £200. They are a brilliant addition to your power tool kit since they have the same interlocking feature as the storage solutions, enable both stacking and transporting with any goods stored in a compatible kit box. Integrated sub-woofers also help boost their sound quality.
Own a heavy-duty radio like these and you won’t be disappointed.